Anything but peaceful

Central city traffic, La Paz.

I've woken up to the strangest sound: silence. It takes a while to sink in.

When locals disrupt your plans

IT CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE: A closed store in Buenos Aires.

We've got a flight we need to catch, but the locals have other ideas.

Cruise's crooning captain

UNDERWATER WORLD: A scuba diver swims next to a Leather Bass close to Wolf Island at Galapagos Marine Reserve .

The singing captain on MV Santa Cruz proved to be a highlight of a Galapagos Islands trip.

Top 5 in Mexico

Lonely Planet's Mexico.

Jungles, deserts; teeming cities, one-street pueblos; fiesta fireworks, Frida's angst: Mexico conjures up so many vivid images.

Top of the world

ON THE TRAIL: The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cuzco

Machu Picchu surpasses even its reputation, writes Garry Maddox.

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